Kyrgyzstan - Kazakhstan Talas Taraz border info

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Re: Kyrgyzstan - Kazakhstan Talas Taraz border info

Postby steven » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:20 am

Please read and post reports on the Talas - Taraz border crossing between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan below.

We summarize all info on the Kazakhstan border crossings and Kyrgyzstan border crossings pages.
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Kyrgyzstan - Kazakhstan Talas Taraz border info

Postby cristiano » Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:16 pm

Hello,
has anybody any recent info about the border between Talas and Taraz for foireigners?
Is it still open and working?
Is the border situatued between the villages of Kenesh (Kyrg) and Grodikovo (Kaz) as it looks on google maps on a "yellow" road?
Here? 42.789004, 71.503758

Planning to cross there next august on motorcycle...

Thanks very much
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Re: Kyrgyzstan - Kazakhstan Talas Taraz border info

Postby steven » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:24 am

Hi Cristiano,

yes it is open. Look at the map at http://caravanistan.com/border-crossings for the exact location. See http://caravanistan.com/border-crossings/kazakhstan for latest reports.
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Re: Kyrgyzstan - Kazakhstan Talas Taraz border info

Postby jokelele » Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:15 pm

Hi all,

Just crossed with a friend one moth ago. We left Shymkent around 8am in the morning. Mathurska, very cheap. Then, in Taraz, quite hard to get a transport to the border -which it doesnt even have a name....so if you have a map, or stg like this, it'd be quite helpful- After some discussion, we got a taxi vodka driver, who took us to the border for 2000 KAZ. Leaving Kaz waas quite easy, no problem at all. Entering in Kirguistan also easy but the guards they dont have any idea if we could go in or not. Spanish passports. Finally, a nice smile and we got in. In the KIR border u can easily change money. Transport is not very fluent. Shared taxi we had to wait for around 2h. Prize 200 KIR per person. Nice to have lunch just in the cottage right after you exit the barrier. Next to the exchange office. Trip to Talas around 1h, around 35? km. Then in Talas we slept in turdubek's house -CBT-. Quite nice. Awesome beans breakfast. Dinner also really cool, with dumplings. no other options around. His house is the last one of the city, not easy to arrive, used a taxi. For leaving Talas, heading to Toktogul, there is a shared taxi in the morning, not leaving until its' full, finally we paid for 3 tickets, being 2. if not i guess, we wouldnt have left.waiting for hours also. 250 KIR per 1 person. Trip is awesome, crossing the mountains 3300m. All snow. Got to toktogul around 2pm, leaving talas around 10.30-11 after being prosecuted by the police -taking me for an spy!!!- Finally we solved the situation. Quite funny. No tourists or foreigners around.

Best to all,

*this border is a really good idea if u are not interested in going to bishkek, but in timing, maybe u save a little, but no so much. Nevertheless, that car trip, talas-osh, is impressive
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